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SOAS Winter Schools course. Yiddish Songs

January 4, 2021 @ 18:00 - January 8, 2021 @ 19:15 UTC+0

Dates: Monday 4th – Friday 8th January, 2020, 6-7.15pm  BOOK HERE

Course Fee: £65 (or £15 per session if booked as a ‘one off’)

Yiddish, the 1000-year-old language of the Jews of Eastern Europe, is flourishing, as people young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish, explore its rich cultural heritage. Some of the songs come from the Yiddish theatre and cinema or describe the diverse lives of Jewish people across Eastern and Central Europe and all the countries they have emigrated to – their history, hopes, memories, politics, celebrations and resistance to oppression. Others are are spiritual and liturgical, particularly the nign – a melody that is believed to change consciousness. Join us in singing traditional and new Yiddish songs while also paying attention to the specific elements (ornamentation, phrasing, modes) of this singing style. 

With Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd

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SOAS Winter Schools course. Yiddish Songs


January 4, 2021 @ 18:00 UTC+0
January 8, 2021 @ 19:15 UTC+0